Isolation. An abuser will always try to isolate you. If someone knows to much somehow an abuser will find a way to shut them out. When someone tries to help you and abuser will find a way to twist it until the person trying to help looks bad. By the time you gather your strength to leave you will wonder can i trust anybody?
There is hope beyond abuse. I've recently been learning that just because I was abused it does not make me "damaged good" That someone out there will like me just for being me. That I can laugh and smile and that I don't know have to be afraid.